Logan Johnson was a healthy 8-year-old boy when he was diagnosed with an illness called Myocarditis (Inflammation of the heart) which doctors believe was caused by Parvovirus B-19 (known as 5th disease). The nightmare began on May 6th, 2017. Logan played a soccer game that morning. He had been sick with a low-grade fever the day before and seemed to be feeling better, but the game wore him out and the fever returned.
Later that day, he complained of pain in his chest and abdomen. He collapsed at home and was taken by ambulance to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. After many hours and extensive tests, ultrasounds, and lab work – he was diagnosed with Myocarditis. He was placed on life support to try to save him. After three excruciating weeks in the hospital, Logan went to heaven and is now safe in the arms of Jesus.
2 days prior to becoming ill Logan asked his mom what his purpose was and why God made him. Little did this 8 year old know that his story and journey would touch so many lives and bring people closer to their faith in God. Logan’s family is hoping that through “Logan’s Laps for Love” event money raised will help Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin to find out more about Myocarditis, ways to prevent and treat the illness, and maybe someday soon no other family will have to endure the loss of a loved one from this disease. Logan's Laps For Love will be held annually on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.
If you would like to read the whole story about Logan you can find it on his website under “Notes”:
All those registering for Logan's Laps For Love will receive a swim pass for Veterans Memorial Pool (in Hartford) for the day of the event. Come enjoy one of Logan's favorite things to do.....SWIM!!
Bringing awareness to the community about Myocarditis and raising money for the Love For Logan Fund at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Money raised from Logan's Laps For Love 2018.
A group of wonderful doctors and nurses who cared for Logan while there for 3 weeks
Logan asked what his purpose was and why God made him days before he got sick. Our goal is to make a difference in the diagnosis of Myocarditis.
Gallatin Law (Dan Gallatin)
The Pucek family
Hartford Park & Rec
Boehlen DJ Services
Cal & Susan Krueger
C& D Storage
Tennies Ace Hardware
John & Kathy Primozich
Brian &Ann-Marie Burns
Paul Scheunemann DDS
Dave & Carrie Osswald
Kelley Country Creamery
Scott & Jennifer Meyer
Danny & Wendy Dulak
Helium Trampoline Park
Allied Reality Group
Robert's Frozen Custard
Dean & Mary Kirley
Fond Du Lac Dock Spiders
A big thank you also to
James & Brenda Vogt
Cedar Valley Cheese
Basses Taste of Country
Zimmermann's Kettle Hills Golf Course
Hahn Ace Hardware
Please view the sponsorship letter and the 5 different sponsorship levels. If you have any questions please contact Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beautiful Video created by Karen Cherek while Logan was in the Hospital. We played this song for Logan hoping and praying his heart would beat again.